October 7, 2013 § 1 Comment
The Chris Brown-assisted ultraviolet clip shows the duo at their native Virginia Beach lounging on beach chairs at nighttime with a bevy of curvaceous ladies.
Watch it below:
Look out for My Name Is My Name, out tomorrow (October 8).
June 28, 2013 § Leave a comment
The first week of summer is finally upon us, which means soaking in the sun, lounging at rooftop parties and dancing the night away to your favorite tunes. So I’m bringing back my songs of the summer playlist this year (check out my 2011 playlist – I missed last year. Whoops!) and sharing a bunch of new (and some old) favorites for the sweltering months.
Enjoy the playlist on Spotify now:
Youth + Hysteria Summer Playlist ’13
Check out the full tracklist below (some couldn’t make it on Spotify)! More…
April 1, 2013 § Leave a comment
After taking a little time off to work on his art and charities, Chris Brown is back on the scene with a new single!
“Fine China”, off his upcoming sixth album X, is a bouncy pop song that draws influence from those classic Motown days.
Breezy tributes his biggest idol, Michael Jackson, with the Off The Wall-inspired track serving as a romantic backdrop for the futuristic video.
Look out for X dropping this summer!
November 23, 2012 § 10 Comments
It may come as a surprise, but Rihanna has been in the music game for seven years. This year, she recorded her growth in her seventh album Unapologetic. Despite all the controversy surrounding her and her personal life, on November 19 Rihanna showed the world how Unapologetic she really is.
The CD opens with “Phresh Out The Runway”, a heavily auto-tuned track with a buzzing beat. The lyrics are slightly inaudible, but ones that stand out are: “How could you be so hood, but you so fucking pop? How could you be so fun, and sound like you selling rocks?” The #RihannaNavy will eat it up.
Following is “Diamonds”, the hauntingly beautiful track that displays a more mature Rihanna, with its departure from her uptempo pop tracks. Since its release in September, the song has become incredibly infectious.
“Numb” finds Rihanna partnering up again with rapper Eminem. The Bhangra-inspired track is repetitive and has no substance. It is quite possibly one of Eminem’s weakest verses of his career – he tries to bring back Slim Shady but fails. Be sure to keep the blunt lit when listening.
Ratchet RiRi emerged a few months back, when the singer began to promote marijuana and strippers more than ever. “Pour It Up” is the continuation of Ratchet RiRi, where she boasts about her endless cash while channeling Chris Brown’s rap flow. It is her version of Juicy J’s “Bands A Make Her Dance” (it is created by the same producer Mike Will Made-It).
Rihanna gets caught up in a love game with “Loveeeeeee Song” – where her velvety voice suggestively caresses the rhythm. It is a seductive track best played while you inch closer to your partner in the club with drink in hand. Guest feature Future’s bathwater gurgles were unnecessary on this track; they completely take away from Rihanna’s alluring and confident vocals.
With the swagged out “Jump”, the Ginuwine interpolation is genius and the slight Aaliyah influence in Rihanna’s cool tone is evident. Electronic DJs will definitely be using it in their club mixes. “Right Now”, produced by David Guetta, is a made-for-radio pop song. It tries to be a “Where Have You Been” – it is current but unoriginal.
November 6, 2012 § 1 Comment
Earlier today, Rihanna confirmed the rumoured tracklist that was spreading over the blogs by posting the official list on her Instagram account.
The singer’s seventh album, Unapologetic, features guest artists like Future, Mikky Ekko, Eminem and the most anticipated artist – Chris Brown.
Check out the tracklist below:
1. Fresh Off The Runway
3. Numb (feat. Eminem)
4. Pour It Up
5. Loveeeeeee Song (feat. Future)
7. Right Now (feat. David Guetta)
8. What Now
9. Stay (feat. Mikky Ekko)
10. Nobody’s Business (feat. Chris Brown)
11. Love Without Tragedy / Mother Mary
12. Get It Over With
13. No Love Allowed
14. Lost In Paradise
15. Half Of Me
Look out for Unapologetic dropping November 19.
In the meantime, listen to album’s first single “Diamonds” after the jump!
May 25, 2012 § Leave a comment